14 Responses to Jack Rat Terrier

  1. Dyanna Moore says:

    We have a rescued jackrat. He kept breaking loose and showing up on our porch and after the shelter took him away from abusive owners they called us to come and get him. That was 2011 and he has been a constant companion under our feet ever since and neither my husband nor myself would have it any other way. He came to us just shortly after I lost my mom and was the distraction and blessing I needed to pull me out of my depression..he has now lost his eyesight due to his abuse he suffered and isnt as spry and seems somewhat depressed at times,having a hard time adjusting to his vision loss but he is as loved and babied as the day he came to us..

  2. Keyta says:

    My roommate has a jack rat terrier who is 7 years. She works lot and has socialized him. I trying him help be a better dog around people and animals. Any suggestions on socializing on the jack rat terrier? I the jack rat terrier has only lived with my family for months

    • admin says:

      Hi Keyta,
      You may walk the jack rat terrier daily, which will give him an excellent opportunity to mingle with unknown people and their dogs. Do not yell at him or pull back his leash if he growls or barks at other dogs. Use a muzzle if you know he will act up for sure. Slowly expose him to one new social activity per week, like taking him to the dog park.

      • Keyta says:

        I tried the dog park. He barks at other dogs and people. Then walks off does not seem interested in socializing while there. Would a bark collar help? He also barks and tries to go after other dogs and cats while walking around outside on the leash. Thanks for any suggestions.

    • Haley says:

      I think up have a jack rat terrier she is only 5/4 months her name is willow she has one floppy ear mini tail and I mean MINI she loves to run play I’m only 10

  3. John Bennett says:

    My jacket passed away recently. I loved her so much and I miss the gentle hugs she would give me every day. Best dog I could ever ask for.

  4. John says:

    I love my Jack Rat. He’s energetic and playful, extremely social with other puppies big and small. He loves to play and loves to sleep in my lap and in my bed. I would be sad if anything ever happened to him.

  5. Marie Halek says:

    I adopted a 9 week old jack rat and he is smart and adorable. My adoption fee included all his shots, his id chip and even his neutering when he is old enough.I would not trade him for anything in the world!

  6. Noleen Smith says:

    I LOVE MINE!! I adopted my Riley from a shelter and I couldn’t be more in love with him!

  7. Debbie says:

    Id like to point out the fact that this is not a ‘breed’. Breeding takes many many years to accomplish. The jackrats would have to be breed with other jackrats over a large amount of years and then would need to be recognized as a breed by the UKC or AKC. This is purely nothing more than a mutt. With that said I love my mutt. If you pay anything more than the cost of vet fees, you are foolish. My jackrat was free and she is fabulous at 3 months.

  8. Valerie Dhamarrandji says:

    Want to know if there are any jack rat terriers for sale.just lost a lovably family friend.

    • Hal says:

      I’m sure there are plenty at a local shelter for adoption…

      Adopt and save a life instead of buying.

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